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A Crisis Intervention Plan for a Latino Client
A discussion on a Latino male's crisis and the approach of a social worker to his issues.
# 153132 | 2,063 words | 7 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on May 03, 2013 in Sociology (Social Work)

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The paper describes what a crisis is and focuses on the life situation and crisis of Omar, a Latino father of two sons with a Caucasian wife. The paper details Omar's issues and shows how he has been inviting a crisis because he did not know how to sit down with his wife and confront their deteriorating relationship. The paper looks at the crisis intervention approach by the social worker and discusses Omar's social capital and assets as well as the gaps in interventions with Latinos. The paper highlights the strengths in this social worker's approach and concludes with three questions on social work and intervention services.

The Crisis: What is it?
The Crisis for Omar

From the Paper:

"The social worker drove Omar home. They sat on pillows on the kitchen floor. Angela had come and removed much of the furniture while Omar was gone. What were the barriers to Omar being shown how his world could improve? He was lost. He had been procrastinating facing the reality of his relationship with his wife; he had been putting off the reality of foreclosure of his house; he had lost his job in the economic recession.
"The social worker, Jeff, expanded the conversation beyond Omar's current emotions. Like Michael S. Spencer, Jeff was striving to show Omar he was Omar's ally, not a bureaucrat sent to keep him from harming himself in the midst of his confusion and personal crisis. Spencer knows that an ally is one who is "willing to take risks and try new behaviors" (Spencer, 2008, p. 101). They drank coffee and looked out at the snow falling through the dining room floor to ceiling sliding glass doors. Jeff, who was a good listener, well trained in the interview process, spoke of his own childhood in the deep winters of Montana. Jeff broke the crisis down into smaller pieces, one at a time, going back to Omar's days at a community college where he trained in a workshop with a retired construction foreman."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Delgado, Melvin. (2007). Social Work with Latinos: A Cultural Assets Paradigm. New York:Oxford University Press US.
  • Deutsch, Morton. (2006). A Framework for Thinking About Oppression and Its Change. SocialJustice Research, 19(1), 7-41.
  • Finn, Janet L., and Jacobson, Maxine. (2003). Just Practice: Steps Toward a New Social WorkParadigm. Journal of Social Work Education, 39(1), 57-78.
  • Parad, H. (1971). Crisis Intervention. In Morris R. (ed) Encyclopedia of Social Work, 16thEdition. New York: National Association of Social Workers, pp. 196-202.
  • Roberts, A. (2000). An overview of crisis theory and crisis intervention. In Roberts, A. (ed.),Crisis Intervention Handbook: Assessment, Treatment, Research. New York: OxfordUniversity Press.

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